Street photography

how I spend my time off

5 Homeless man sat in a doorway on Charlotte Street in Manchester, playing the bongos.
A shot of Sudehill in Manchester, symmetrical reflection in a puddle of a relaxed street scene in black and white.
Silhouette of a woman in a hat standing admiring scenery in a gap in the wall of a garden in Valetta, Malta.
Close up discreet photo of a lady outside Earl's Court tube station, shot in black and white.
Black and white street photograph of commuters passing homeless man outside the Ritz Hotel, London.
Lady walking up tube station stairs while man breakdances in black and white street photo.
Street photo of 2 men outside a sex shop in Soho, London.
Black and white street photo of people living their lives on the stairs of an abandoned church in Soho, London.
Black and white street photo of man's reflection in puddle on Carnaby Street, London.
Black and white street photo of woman walking down Carnaby St, London.
Black and white street Photo of women socialising on the South Bank of the River Thames, London.
Panoramic black and white street photograph of Oxford Circus, London.
Black and white street photograph of people sat on the London Underground.
Street photograph of 2 teenage boys looking purposeful outside the London Palladium.
Street photograph of a shoeless man walking around London in the day.
Black and white photo of a rainbow over Hyde Park.
Black and white street photo of a woman yawning.
Black and white photo of a wet St. Peter's Sq. tram station in Manchester.
Black and white long exposure Street Photograph of Deansgate station, Manchester.
Black and white street photo of a pair of adult men talking, juxtaposed with teenage boys on phones.
Black and White street photo of elderly lady on e bike outside the Amsterdam Old Cheese store in Amsterdam, NL.
black and white street photograph of a likely collision between 2 women on a crossing in Amsterdam.
black and white street photograph of a woman riding an e bike across a crossing in Amsterdam.
Black and white street photo of man riding bike in Amsterdam.
street photograph of 2 ladies on bicycles in Amsterdam.
street photograph of man riding bicycle using phone in Amsterdam
Amsterdam street photograph in black and white of a seafood restaurant.
abstract street photo of chimp smoking and wearing glasses
street photo of lady in street in front of tram in Amsterdam
Photograph of lady riding bicycle at night in Amsterdam
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Most of my street photography is shot on a 28mm lens. 50mm is the most common focal length for street photography as it gives the photographer a good working distance to fulfill the street photography requirement of not disturbing the scene with your presence. 35mm is also a good choice being a little wider and intending to represent the field of view of a pair of eyes or 2, overlapped 50mm lenses with the 50mm meaning to represent the field of view of a single human eye.


I love the 3 dimensionality that a good 28mm lens gives though. It ups the pressure from either of the other focal lengths because one is forced to get much closer to achieve the same framing and still find a way to leave everyone undisturbed in the scene. Derren Brown level misdirection is sometimes needed to draw attention away from the camera in one's hand...


My lens of choice is the Nikon Nikkor 28mm F/1.4e ED mounted on anything. I have used it on the D610, D750, D810, D850, Z6 & Z7. It doesn't matter what you put behind it, the lens is a joy to use.

Low key portrait of photographer Craig Travis.